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Advertising executive

Harold Arthur Shoup, American advertising executive.


Shoup, Harold Arthur was born on March 30, 1930 in Pontiac, Michigan, United States. Son of Claude Frank and Jessie Margaret (Forney) Shoup.


Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1952.


With Babcock & Wilcox Company, New York City, 1957-1958, Barberton, Ohio, 1958-1959. Associate account executive Carr Liggett Advertising, Cleveland, 1959-1960, account executive, 1960-1965, account supervisor, 1965-1966, assistant to president, 1965-1967, vice president creative services, 1967-1971, senior vice president and director client services, 1971-1976, president, since 1976, chairman board, chief executive officer, 1978-1988. Executive vice president American Association Advertising Agencies, Washington, since 1989.

Chairman board directors National Advertising Agency Network. Board directors Business Public Audit Inc.


Vice-president, member executive board Cleveland council Boy Scouts American, 1980-1982. Trustee Cleveland Ballet, 1985-1988. Trustee, vice chairman, member executive committee Work in Northeast Ohio, 1982-1987.

Member advisory board Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Served as 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1952-1956. Member Industrial Marketing Association, International Advertising Association, American Association Advertising Agencies (secretary-treasurer, board directors 1981-1982, chairman Cleveland council 1981-1982), Center for Advertising History (Smithsonian advisory committee), The Media Institute (trustee), Professional in Advertising (treasurer, political action committee), Union of Cleveland, Cleveland Advertising Club (board directors since 1979, vice president 1980-1981, president 1984-1985), George Town, National Press, Capitol Hill, Robert Trent Jones Gilf Club, Fauquier Springs Country Club.


Married Mary Ann Brinegar, May 31, 1958. Children– Christopher Allen, Leslie Ann, Lisa Margaret.

Claude Frank Shoup

Jessie Margaret (Forney) Shoup

Mary Ann Brinegar

Christopher Allen Shoup

Leslie Ann Shoup

Lisa Margaret Shoup